Wireless USB 1.1 Already in the Works

Despite wireless USB just getting off the ground, Intel is supposedly working on a wireless USB 1.1 standard that will increase data transfer rates to 1Gbps. The standard would move Wireless USB's operating frequency to the 6GHz range, up from the 3-4GHz current wireless USB is operating in. There are detractors, such as NEC's Masami Katagiri, who claim wireless USB is only transferring at 40Mbps right now and would have to hit at least 500Mbps to gain 1.1 approval. Realistic or not, we like the ambition. [EETimes]